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From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

1. From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover what it feels like to breathe underwater in a safe environment with an introduction to scuba diving off a beach close to Chania. Following pick-up from your hotel in the city, head to the dive center in Almyrida to meet your PADI instructors for a pre-dive theory lesson. Benefit from 1 instructor per 2 adult students and 1 instructor for every child for maximum attention. Your friendly instructor will be with you throughout for your comfort and safety. Once you feel confident, dive to a depth of 8 meters with your instructor to marvel at the marine life beneath the surface of the sea. Choose from a morning or afternoon session to suit your schedule, and relax in the knowledge that all diving equipment will be provided, along with full insurance for your peace of mind. Photos and videos of your experience will be taken throughout, and sent to you free of charge as a fantastic souvenir of your time in Crete.

Chania Old Town: Drawing tour with an Artist

2. Chania Old Town: Drawing tour with an Artist

Discover and draw Chania Town with an artist/guide and draw some of the most remarkable places around the area. The old port, old market, picturesque streets, churches. You can take your own drawings home as a souvenir. This tour is also recommended for solo travelers, as it will still run even if there is only one person. Your guide is an artist and has a Master of Arts from the University of Paris and works as a hiking guide in summer and gives art lessons during winter. Visit and learn about the most remarkable places in Chania with all the materials to paint and draw. Experiment with pencils, pastel, tempera, acrylic and more. Get basic or advanced instruction, depending on your level. And beginner's are most welcome too.  

Heraklion,Malia &Agia Pelagia:Day Trip to Knossos Palace

3. Heraklion,Malia &Agia Pelagia:Day Trip to Knossos Palace

The most famous landmark of Crete, Knossos, is the absolute “must” for everybody who decides to spend his or her vacation on our beautiful island. On one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, we find the center of one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world and through the excavations, the legends and the history of the place we learn about its settlers: the Minoan people, the rulers of the Mediterranean. With its small palace, the room of murals, the royal tombs and the royal mansion, Knossos is probably the most significant token of a civilization that left such marks in history that can never be erased. The intricate structure of the palace corridors gave it the name Labyrinth, where, according to the myth, the legendary Minotaur used to live. The marvelous architectural plan, the use of rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction and drainage system and the massive size of the palace of Knossos make it, even today, the most amazing sight on Crete. We return to the city to visit the newly renovated Archaeological Museum, which exhibits traditional architecture and preserves exquisite and valuable ethnographic and historical material from the ancient period of Cretan history. A stroll in the city of Heraklion will end up a perfect day –shopping in its modern stores, enjoying our coffee or lunch in one of its many restaurants or just exploring its superb medieval buildings. 10:00 Arrival Knossos Palace 12:00 Departure from Knossos Palace 12:20 Arrival Heraklion – Visit to Archaeological Museum (optional) 15:30 Departure from Heraklion DURATION: app. 7 hours STAY IN KNOSSOS: app. 2 hours STAY IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: app. 2 hours STAY IN HERAKLION: app. 1 hour

Chania: Traditional Cretan Dancing Lesson and Lunch

4. Chania: Traditional Cretan Dancing Lesson and Lunch

Journey to the village of Alikianos for an unforgettable experience: a traditional Cretan dance lesson. Explore the sights, wear a traditional uniform, learn the history of Cretan dancing, have a traditional lunch, and more, on this unique guided tour. The experience starts with your guide picking you up and taking you to the valley of Ayia to discover the striking and historic village of Alikianos. Take a walk around the village’s alleys and landmarks and visit a coffee shop to get to know the locals, who will explain the heritage behind the traditional dances of Crete. After savoring a cup of coffee, you will reach the dancing academy where your class will take place. Wear the traditional Cretan uniform as you learn the steps of some of Crete’s most popular traditional dances, like Syrtos, Pentozali, and Sousta. Before you get too ruffled from the dancing, have your photo taken to take with you as a souvenir. Then, your instructor, a Cretan dancer, will lead you every step of the way through the complex traditional choreographies. After your fun workout, it’s time to regain your energy with a delicious, traditional Cretan lunch full of unique dishes at a nearby restaurant. Finally, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, satisfied with a day well spent.

Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

5. Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

Leaving Chania, you will venture into a completely different landscape, going deep into the unique region of Sfakia. The White Mountains will be your stomping ground for a day of activities for the whole family. Your first stop of the day is at a family owned small-scale cheese factory for a Cretan cheese and yoghurt tasting. You will learn about the traditional local production from this expert cheesemonger, and have the opportunity to sample what locals consider to be the best yoghurt on the island. Afterwards, you’ll head to Askifou Plateau at an altitude of 730m, a picture-perfect valley surrounded by the White Mountains. From there, you’ll start your hike into the 8km Imbros Gorge. It is an easy walk for the whole family with multiple stops for photos and discussions around the flora and fauna in the area. The gorge is spectacular, with several very narrow passages. Your guide will share thrilling stories about how this area was used by Australia, New Zealand and British soldiers in the war. Then, get ready to experience the local culture through gastronomy with your hands-on food workshop. Amongst the delicious flavours and aromas mixed in with local wine, you will discover the secrets of local cuisine while you enjoy a traditional meal, delicious desserts and locally-farmed fruit. At the end of the day, enjoy a glass of wine as you will visit one of the best wineries in Crete for a tasting. You can taste 4 different wine varieties in the traditional cellar, taking in the experience with all of your senses. The tasting is a fitting finale in Crete’s Far West.

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To start, we were shuttled to and from our villa, which was super convenient! Once we arrived, we were greeted by a smiling and competent staff who made everyone feel right at home. Once settled, we began with an extremely well presented tutorial on the scuba essentials. During the dive, the staffs professionalism really shined. Their attentiveness was outstanding and it was apparent that safety was their number one priority. It was my daughters first dive, and I was relieved to know she was in great hands. To cap it all off, the team was able to provide a great diving experience for everyone by facilitating a true discovery of the world of diving. We saw many interesting structures, fish, and even some squid. This is the perfect team to trigger your "diving bug". Highly recommended!

The experience was very nice. It's just like snorkeling but in the water not at the surface. The instructors were nice and relaxed and polite, especially ours (Freya) wich was amazing and encouraging. I would say it is worthwhile and a must do at least once. You can always go to the surface in seconds so you don't feel any danger, always light, always others, you can always see the bottom. Definitely worth the price.

It was such a beautiful experience and we were able to discover the beauty of the underwater world for the first time. Everything worked wonderfully and we had great dive guides who took perfect care of us. That makes you want more!! Thank you Omega Divers

Very welcoming and professional personal. They listen and are very reassuring. Exceptional experience

great experience, we loved it. The staff are professional and friendly.